This film spans the twenty-five years of ILWU longshore history in San Francisco and Oakland from 1969 to 1994. Its images and sounds recount a dramatic story of change in our working lives, our industry, and our port.
First produced in 1979, it was shown at poetry readings presented by Waterfront Writers and Artists. Now transferred to DVD, this work of art stands as both a memorial to our colorful past and a tribute to our work and our union with one another.
This film was filmed and composed by:
Brian Nelson, ILWU Ship Clerk Local 34, retired.
Frank Silva, ILWU Ship Clerk Local 34, retired.
Michael Vawter, ILWU Longshore Local 10, active.
cover photo: Michael Vawter
Uploaded to Internet Archive with express written permission of Michael Vawter. Thank you!